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 •  December 4, 2015

With all the talk of sustainability and green energy percolating throughout the industry, you likely have several ideas for improving your facility's performance and efficiency. One major way to overhaul your power usage is to switch to solar power.Solar power is completely clean and sustainable, harnessing the infinite energy of the sun rather...

Facility Dude

 •  November 20, 2015

Resilience has climbed to the top of the buzz word charts for commercial design, even though it is a relatively new concept for commercial buildings. In 2009 Madni and Jackson defined resilience as "the ability to build systems that are able to circumvent accidents through anticipation, survive disruptions through recovery, and grow through...

Facility Dude

 •  October 7, 2015

When operated by a skilled professional, forklifts are safe, useful machines for moving inventory and equipment. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, anyone operating a forklift should have successfully passed the proper training and evaluation procedures. Still, even trained professionals can make the occasional mistake ...

Facility Dude

 •  September 28, 2015

Between day-to-day operations and unexpected emergencies, on-the-ground building managers have their plates full. But savvy facility managers understand that having a fall checklist in place can be crucial to avoiding more serious issues when the hard months of winter hit. Using a maintenance system with built-in capabilities for quarterly ...

Facility Dude

 •  September 24, 2015

As the old saying goes, the only constant in the world is change. This is especially true in the maintenance and operations world. Technology, frequent regulatory changes, and a host of other changing factors ensure that nothing stays the same for too long. Bob and Ray talk change management in the studio this week. Is change really a four-letter ...

Facility Dude

 •  September 23, 2015

In this article for Canadian Facility Management & Design (CFM&D), Emma Finch, our marketing programs manager, tells how to start a preventive maintenance program.